Nacionalista Party-Team Pnoy senatorial candidate Cynthia Villar today urged Philippine embassy and consulate personnel abroad to extend all possible assistance to Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) as they exercise their right of suffrage under the overseas absentee voting (oav) starting on Saturday, April 13.
“We urge all officials and personnel in Philippine embassies and consulate offices abroad to go out of their way and extend all forms of assistance they can give to the more than 900,000 Filipinos abroad who are qualified to vote under the absentee voting law,” Villar said.
Villar, a former Las Pinas Congresswoman, said she and her husband, Senator Manny Villar, have been long-time advocates of granting Filipinos aboard to the right to participate in national elections.
“We are aware that in past elections, many of our workers aboard who are qualified absentee voters were not able to vote due to several problems in their working places,” Villar said. “We are hoping that in this elections, more and more Filipinos aboard will be able to vote and exercise their duty in selecting the leaders of this country.”